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Where to Find Background Information

Reference sources like encyclopedia entries and subject dictionaries are great resources for learning about your topic.  What are the main theories related to your topic? Who are the key theorists? What disciplines are related to your topic? You can find scholarly summaries and background information on your topic using reference sources found in the resources listed below. 

Books/ebooks provide summary and background context including definitions for key concepts and subjects. Open Education Resources also provide free/open content as digital ebooks, learning objects and manuals for general information. A selective list of book/ebook databases include: